Venezuela at a Crossroads: Democracy or Dictatorship

Venezuela is hurtling towards a catastrophe. The economic crisis and political repression that sparked the anti-government protests appear to be entering a new, bloody phase. So far this year more than 100 protestors have been killed by government forces. In addition to the uniformed government police, the Maduro government has relied on pro-government militia forces … Continue reading Venezuela at a Crossroads: Democracy or Dictatorship

Nicolás Maduro acusado de crímenes contra la humanidad

La semana pasada, el senador colombiano Iván Duque entregó un documento a la Corte Penal Internacional (CPI) en La Haya acusando al presidente venezolano Nicolás Maduro de crímenes contra la humanidad. El documento fue firmado por 76 senadores de Colombia y 70 de Chile. Según El Universal, la CPI reconoció que recibió el documento del … Continue reading Nicolás Maduro acusado de crímenes contra la humanidad

Nicolas Maduro accused of crimes against humanity

Last week, Colombian Senator Iván Duque delivered a document to the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague accusing Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro of crimes against humanity. The document was signed by 76 Senators from Colombia and 70 from Chile. According to El Universal, the ICC acknowledged that it received the document from Senator Durque. … Continue reading Nicolas Maduro accused of crimes against humanity

As Lula’s star falls in Brazil, Marina Silva takes lead in presidential polls

In another setback for former President and leading presidential candidate Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, the Associated Press reports that a judge has ordered the seizure of his nearly $3 million pension fund. The order comes a day after $190,000 in four of Lula’s bank accounts were frozen and less than two weeks after he … Continue reading As Lula’s star falls in Brazil, Marina Silva takes lead in presidential polls

Los presidentes deshonrados de Perú: Ollanta Humala bajo investigación por corrupción

El gran escándalo de corrupción que rodea al conglomerado brasileño de construcción Odebrecht continúa haciendo titulares en Perú. Como informó la Associated Press el 14 de julio, un juez en Perú ordenó que el ex presidente Ollanta Humala y su esposa fueran recluidos por hasta 18 meses durante una investigación de corrupción contra la pareja. … Continue reading Los presidentes deshonrados de Perú: Ollanta Humala bajo investigación por corrupción